Intercom Online......September 7, 2000

BOOK SHELF

Mark Dyreson, assistant professor of kinesiology, is author of a book.

Making the American Team: Sport, Culture and the Olympic Experience, published in 1998 by the University of Illinois Press.

The book explores how our single-minded fascination with sports came to be. Dyreson locates the invasion of sport at the heart of American culture at the turn of the century, when social reformers and political leaders believed that sport could revitalize the "republican experiment," that a new sense of national identity could forge a new sense of community and a healthy political order.

Sridhar Komarneni, professor of clay mineralogy, John C. Parker of Cirqon Technologies Corp. and Horst Hahn of Darmstadt University of Technology in Germany, are co-editors of a new book.

Nanophase and Nanocomposite Materials III, published by the Materials Research Society, Warrendale, Pa.

The book, which compiles papers from 23 countries, is the result of a symposium held at the Materials Research Society 1999 fall meeting in Boston. The book consists of nine chapters on various aspects such as synthesis, simulation, characterization and property evaluation of nanophase and nanocomposites of ceramics, metals and semiconductors.

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